Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

Explore: Jurnal Sistem Informasi dan Telematika (Telekomunikasi, Multimedia dan Informatika) with ISSN Print 2087-2062 and ISSN Electronic 2686-181X is a peer-reviewed journal, published by the Center for Information Technology Studies (PSTI) at the University of Bandar Lampung and at that time it was still called Research of Information Technology (RIT) since 2010 as a national journal that aims to developing Computer Science, Informatics and Information Systems by disseminating research results in various fields of Computer Science. It is available online as an open access source as well as in print. This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing articles in this journal, including the authors, editor-in-chief, Editorial Board, reviewers, and publishers.

Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication

Publication of an article in the Explore: Jurnal Sistem Informasi dan Telematika (Telekomunikasi, Multimedia dan Informatika) is an important building foundation in the development of knowledge networks and their wide dissemination. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree on standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: authors, editors, reviewers, publishers, and the public. As publisher Explore: Jurnal Sistem Informasi dan Telematika (Telekomunikasi, Multimedia dan Informatika), the Publisher takes its trusteeship duties seriously at all stages of publishing and recognizes ethical and other responsibilities. and We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint, or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. Guidelines for publication ethics Explore: Jurnal Sistem Informasi dan Telematika (Telekomunikasi, Multimedia dan Informatika) based on and guided by Cope's core practice.

Publication decision

The editor of the Explore: Jurnal Sistem Informasi dan Telematika (Telekomunikasi, Multimedia dan Informatika) is responsible for deciding which articles are submitted to the journal for publication. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers should always drive those decisions. Editors can be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and limited by legal requirements that will apply regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. Editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Aspects of Justice

Editors at all times evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality, or political philosophy of the authors.


Editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the appropriate authors, reviewers, prospective reviewers, other editorial advisors, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Unpublished material disclosed in submitted manuscripts may not be used in an editor's own research without written consent from the author.


Reviewer Task

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists editors in making editorial decisions and through editorial communication with authors can also assist authors in improving papers.


Any shortlisted Article that feels unqualified to review research reported in a manuscript or knows that its rapid review is not possible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscript received for review must be treated as a confidential document. They may not be shown or discussed with others except as permitted by the editors.

Objectivity Standards

The review must be carried out objectively. Personal criticism of the author is not permitted. Editors must express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Source Acknowledgment

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the author. Any statement that the observations, derivations, or arguments have been previously reported must be accompanied by a relevant citation. The reviewer should also draw the editor's attention to any substantial similarities or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published papers of which personal knowledge is available.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have a conflict of interest arising from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any author, company, or institution connected to the paper.

Author assignment

Reporting standards

Authors of original research reports must present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The underlying data must be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to enable others to replicate the work. False or intentionally inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work, and if authors have used the work and/or words of others that these have been properly cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication

An author may not generally publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior.

Source Acknowledgment

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite influential publications in determining the nature of the work reported.

List of Manuscript Authors

Authors should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, conduct, or interpretation of the research being reported. Everyone who has made a significant contribution must be listed as a co-author. Persons or other parties who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or registered as contributors. Corresponding authors must ensure that all suitable authors are listed in the manuscript and no non-conforming authors, and that all authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

All authors must disclose in their manuscript any substantive or financial conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

When the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the published work, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the editor of the journal or publisher and work with the editor to withdraw or correct the manuscript.